Five favorites: regarding ice-cream

Five cold creamy desserts i love (in no order).

  1. Coffee Ice Cream Sundae from Fenton’s Creamery.

I’ve always been a fan of coffee ice cream.   Fenton’s Creamery, a family owned ice cream diner that I worked at during college at Berkeley, hands-down, makes the best coffee ice cream sundae.  Their ice cream is incredible, but I truly feel that the magic happens with their hot fudge – it is the best hot fudge I have ever tasted!  On my last say of work, I left with a giant coffee ice cream sundae, slathered with hot fudge, almonds, and homemade whip cream.  Deliciously satisfying.

 

2. Sweet Milk with Chocolate gelato from NYC’s Eataly.

I walked by Eataly, this intriguing gourmet supermarket and eatery.  It looked so exciting, i just had to walk inIt was like I was in Italy!  I gravitated towards the crowded gelato counter and before I even realized what was happening, I happily had this sweet milk and chocolate gelato in my hands.  (Gelato = Italy’s ice cream).  It was absolutely delicious – the sweet cream was in fact, creamy and so light.  And the chocolate chunks…I could tell by the intense chocolate flavor that this was some good chocolate.  Yum.  I dropped my bags, sat down at an outdoor table, and ate it in bliss.

3. Japanese Azuki (Red Bean) Ice Cream

I’ll admit, it’s a rather strange favorite.  When I tell people “My favorite ice cream flavor is azuki,”  they are like “whaaaat?”  Azuki is very popular ice cream flavor in Japan, and I discovered it while working at a sushi restaurant a couple years ago.  Unfortunately, I can’t really describe the flavor in words.  I’ll try though: it’s sweet and creamy.  The red beans give it a unique texture.   It’s just one of those things you are going to have to trust me on, or try it yourself if you dare!

4. Three Twins Organic Ice Cream: Milk and Cookies.

While walking through Berkeley’s Saturday morning farmer’s market, a lady handed me a sample of Three Twin’s Organic Milk and Cookies Ice Cream.  This was an amazing discovery.  Usually I don’t like the cookies and cream flavor of ice cream, maybe because I’m not a huge fan of oreos, but this one is different.  I don’t know what they do to make it so good! The cookies are full of flavor and in each bite, you get a perfect combination of cookie crumbs and milk chocolate ice cream.  One night, i trekked all through Berkeley to find an open supermarket which sold this flavor!

5. Stew Leonard’s Pure Vanilla with Chocolate Chunks Ice Cream.

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My cousins brought me to Stew Leonards, this incredible grocery store and dairy in Connecticut and insisted that I must try the ice cream here.  It’s really amazing.  The vanilla flavor is so creamy and tastes as if it was just made that day – the chocolate is also great quality and cut into humongous chunks.  (You all probably know my love affair with chocolate by now)  I went back for seconds…thirds…fourths…

 

So if you get the chance, try these!  I know I talked you into it.

 

 

 

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